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you evidence suggests victims of the london. could have died just cyanide. they have right gin long to dispose affected by. this. people as a part of the. interrogation of detainees in prison. ations life. and the u.n. says it by the loss of life as the u.s. led coalition makes on push for an extension of the surge.
keep a watch on t international wife. victims of last week's deadly is may have been exposed to. toxic gas passport into the it is expert analysis only in the british. it is one of the. there is. in. the bell tower could've been letting off cyanide as the building was burning and we know this because the hospital treating some of the victims of the fire one of the hospitals has said that they had to treat people both night poisoning bear in. the. state. until help arrived the other part of this scandal that rocked.
the material used on the outside of the building which turned out to be extremely flammable the government's been checking to see whether it's been used anywhere else in buildings in the u.k. that cheap and very combustible material which according to the chancellor here in the u.k. philip hammond is actually illegal to use take a lesson the clothing that was used to run just like a rocket is across most european countries is burned to the united states my understanding is that the clothing in question this flammable clothing which is banned in europe in the u.s. is also banned here just after a week after the tragedy the first official head has rolled the c.e.o. of kensington and chelsea council nicholas holgate he's the highest or he was the highest on the elected official at the council he's been forced to resign by the government and to even may said that's a good thing that he's lost his job to reason may has already apologized for the
way that the government handled the aftermath of the fire and also the failings that brought it about but a lot of people here is been calling on to reason made to resign the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings. without even basic information about what had happened what they should do that was a failure of this. state local and national to help people when they needed it most as prime minister i apologize for that failure. that terrible if she comes out here and maybe. i think. they put. the engines in a little bit later when they. make sure it was one thing after this massacre they could just buy people and everyone's going to shout
seriously you know this is mean justice and lois needs to be trying to mind is the house ok no way with this so. what do. we all introduce the most. people in the house of parliament. part to play. all the deadliest fire in britain for more than one hundred years broke out last wednesday and was only extinguish over twenty four hours later the death toll currently stands at seventy nine people and the number is expected to rise to reason my anti-government have been widely criticised for not doing enough while the course of the fire is still on earlier we spoke to alistair hay professor of environmental toxicology at the university of leeds he believes the claims about cyanide a too serious to be ignored many different fabrics because of their composition when they break down give rise to a range of different gases cyanide can kill really in
a matter of seconds what it essentially does is block oxygen use in your cells in the body and the cells are where the energy is produced and somebody just would be immobile and would die from a heart attack very quickly the concentration is probably going to be very very high indeed in fires carbon monoxide and cyanide of the sort of guys. is that you're really concerned about most often it's the gases that kill people rather than all or certainly before people are exposed to flames or anything like that i have read that the residents being concerned about the wreath. there were concerned about gas pipes in the stairwells not being sufficiently protected and they've raised a whole variety of issues that we're worried about the lack of sprinklers for example just looking at the fire it was almost impossible for the firemen to do anything
above a certain height of people and the top stories of that building were completely trapped and there was nothing anybody could do for them. meanwhile austria's foreign minister has made another headline grabbing statement sébastien care says that muslim kindergarten should be closed down and more details. well sebastien curt's is an outspoken figure in the austrian government only thirty years old of course and he has caused quite a stir with what he's come out with in relation to islamic kindergartens he says that they should be shut down because they culturally and linguistically isolate children. should prepare children for school can speak german but muslim to go is a difference in terms of their language principles we don't need them at all so busting curt's has caused controversy in the past back in twenty fifteen he proposed what was called the islamic law that he put forward before the the
austrian parliament this proposed that all mosques got their funding only from within australia and also that there was an austrian approved version of the qur'an that was used in mosques within australia now a watered down version of that law was passed it didn't have the official verified koran in it but in october of this year from the first of october it will be illegal in austria where report that ban was signed into law. just last week in the austrian chancellor christie in current his grand coalition government has just fallen apart they going to the polls in austria in october of this year in snap elections well for early elections and the far right freedom party who've supported a lot of the islamic legislation. there their polling currently around thirty percent in the polls there they've seen a big boost in support. and earlier my colleague dan hawkins was joined by b.n. as deputy mayor johan good enough to discuss how europe's policies towards migrants
are changing and if you take. that you commission president just yesterday i believe he referred to economic migrants as illegal as opposed to just the regular which was his usual choice of words i mean is there real shift here is that a symbolic i mean that's just one quote obviously but is there some sort of shift here in overall e.u. policy towards moderates that you've noticed over the last year i think so-called which you've got states like poland czech republic slovakia hungary the gold are going to right away so it's politics is about protecting the own people you elected by own people in a state in the region and just to protect your own people so doing the right sink unfortunately mrs merkel in. germany also austria government could aspire to for p. and the socialist party to the wrong re we accepted to more and more illegal migrants look at canonical or social migrants. and this is the wrong way now because now the
criminal rate increased raping women increased unfortunately and women for example in my city vienna now freight going alone on the streets when it's dark this hasn't been before the last years of change now because we accepted so many refugees so-called refugees and it's a pity this is not reliable and people have on the fifteenth of october the chance to vote for the best way i mean a lot of these people are coming from from war zones for very desperate situations yet obviously as you say there are problems with integration i think that's that's a little bit in the certain cases the austrian foreign minister just to mars he proposes opening refugee centers outside the european union i mean is that a proposal that could perhaps please the whole political spectrum it's a very good proposal because it's copied from. program to two years ago he would.
see the difference or the opposite. argument because two years ago you he said we have to accept more refugees he too is a go he said is of course a part of austria and i always copying all the points of our program of course it is very important to build such camps very human camps with a good treatment outside of europe in order that people can come to europe in order that those people can go back to their countries as soon as the problem decay also their war or their a. better situation is finished that is the best point of view and i'm glad that someone else is sharing it. now in syria the u.s. led coalition is conducting a massive offensive on the city of raka its islamic states de facto capital in the country however un secretary general antonio ted is has expressed worries over the loss of civilian life during the operation he said he remained alarmed at the human
suffering throughout the country he warned that civilians are being killed injured and displaced at a terrifying rate the terror is added the situation in iraq are remains particularly grave and people trapped inside the city and facing threats from every direction the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq who are trapped and face threats from every direction the united nations and humanitarian partners are doing all they can stand the suffering and rucka and across syria often at great personal risk the secretary general made an urgent appeal to all those conducting military operations in syria to do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure as fighting continues in iraq and elsewhere. well according to u.n. estimates since march at least three hundred civilians in iraq are have been killed as a result of u.s. led airstrikes however the coalition claims its calls fewer than five hundred deaths in total over three years of its military campaign it's reported the
coalition employs seven full time investigators monitoring civilian casualties there an increase from two earlier this year. kind of hope and went on the streets of new york to find out her much people know about the plight of civilians in iraq how. you live in america and you follow the news related to syria here's what you've probably been hearing lately you've heard that the u.s. led coalition down the syrian government jet because it was moving into the deescalation zone of al tam why they say that this syrian jet was posing a threat russia is obviously not happy now what you probably haven't heard about is all the civilians who died as u.s. led coalition forces are moving and rocca you probably haven't even heard of rocca you heard about what's happening in iraq i know. now. you heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i can think i have heard something about it we have
a video someone talking about it here it is at the at the little when the war planes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are but they're also civilians in that house how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists so civilians were either helping eisel or being used as hostages or as protection against u.s. armed forces so that they wouldn't attack that house in order to get to ice so how are we supposed to take care of that and not kill innocent civilians if indeed they're innocent secretary of defense matters he says that's two billion cattle thieves are a fact of life in this sort of situation do you agree with that oh no not at all you know all life is precious you know and nobody does really but that's the line they use always and it's in reality there will always be some civilian casualty but it shouldn't be if that life you know for someone sitting in
a desk chair in washington to say that it's very difficult. you know i think it's a very delicate political situation some of the. forts that have come out say that more civilians have been killed and i still fighters but in surprise me at all especially because there is no they're wearing a badge says i'm a my spider right and they're there they have their breasts like civilian so how can you always tell me who's who's who and it's been a big thing of the friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is until like they're shooting at you now that this is a prize they say that as many as three hundred civilians according to the u.n. have died since march. oh yeah i mean if a see if there's ten and strikes a day that's treaty expected but again because i think they're making it a fact of life so it's become normal it has become part of life and once again like i said all life is precious and civilian life shouldn't have to perish for whatever . the reasons will reasons be the hands of our government based on our
conversations here in manhattan it seems that average americans aren't really aware of what the pentagon is up to now as u.s. coalition forces are moving in on the city of raka civilians are dying bombs are exploding but their plight remains largely under the radar table mop and are seeing new york. reports emerge that u.s. forces in yemen have allegedly been involved in the interrogation of detainees live reaction on that story with a short break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works mark the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington the washington post media the
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interrogation of detainees in prisons where torture allegations are rife that's according to an investigation released by the associated press middle east correspondent paula slayer has more united arab emirates and allied yemen i forces have allegedly been running a network of some seventeen secret prisons across southern yemen and one in eritrea now the locations include military bases at least one airport even private villas and a nightclub there are reports of regular abuse and extreme torture now u.s. forces are reportedly also involved in these interrogations and one of the methods of torture is reportedly one that includes a grill in inverted commas now this is when the victim is tied to a split like a roast and spun in a circle of fire here is what two former detainees had to say. and i go to the way stayed there for around one hundred seventy seven days without proper investigation the question me after ten days of the tension and that was it but during those one
hundred seventy seven days there were beatings insults humiliation and asked for broke to sing torture there is a man they called the doctor and morality was a specialist in torture a lot of us do and it was here we heard that there are american investigators and lebanese translators they were questioning some people. how come. they were interrogating me and they would tell me they didn't know for wat i asked them what are the charges and they say they don't know about oscar and they say they don't know they would go ask the head of the prison and he would say i was involved al qaeda and another would say i had confessed to being a drug dealer they'd say anything another one was say al qaeda everyone would just say anything that i went to iran was trained in iran and i'm a rainy an intelligence interrogator would say he doesn't know i never got charged . now inside water on lawyers and families say that nearly two thousand men have
disappeared into the candor stine prisons this number is so high that it has triggered nearly weekly protests among families that are seeking information about their missing sons brothers and fathers the united states and the united arab emirates are cooperating in yemen the u.a.e. is part of the u.s. backed saudi led coalition that is backing the ousted government in the country's civil war now the u.a.e. is government has denied the allegations and issued a statement in which it said and i'm quoting that there are no secret detention centers and no torture of prisoners is done during interrogations the same kind of comments coming out of the united states where the chief spokesperson for the u.s. defense department said and again i'm quoting we always said here to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct we would not turn a blind eye big. as we are obligated to report any violations of human rights. well to discuss this issue further are now joined by ahmed bench m c from human
rights watch at we thank you very much indeed for joining me i mean we heard from paula there i mean we've got the reports i mean the u.s. officials have anonymously admitted we have to say anonymously that the american forces they are interrogating prisoners but they're denying any human rights abuses there i mean let's look over history can we trust them considering that the previous denials they resulted in that famous quote by barack obama didn't he that we tortured some folks so can we trust them. well what we know are the root for the real issues. that the u.s. is in the order you call it in in yemen however what we just documented is it we this is likely you know that supports yemeni forces that bitterly force tortured and abused dozens of people during regimes that you either which is that or. the. finances arms andrés these forces even though there are certain
simply meant to fight the yemeni branches the yemeni breast i say this however that we do it is just not acceptable or if we knowledge therefore that the u.a.e. they are denying it but that we've got reports that there's going to be torture the us therefore is reportedly obtaining intelligence by torture but didn't take part in the torture itself that's what we understand so far but by even though they're not taking part it themselves with estimates of breaking any laws is that's still a violation yes. well there would be torture is always of on a mission there is absolutely never there's never any justification for torture and even if people are suspected of being involved in terrorist acts well this doesn't present deals already that is all that there to. standards and to a fair trials and to give him the opportunity off and he a suspect person to defend himself or herself by torturing by legal rights is no
way to fight against terrorists on the contrary it creates resentment within donnelly's that have lost their dear wants to enforce disappearances and violent treatments and it might even help terrorists groups or groups but also if you tape obtain information even if you dempsey engage in the torturing itself but you obtain information from it that is to is that also a violation as well isn't it. coterie is a violation whatever to get out of it it is not permitted and then i doubt. even though this is not exactly and that as a human rights activist discussed but i even doubt that information up into torture is anyhow called to fight against. terrorism but again helpful or not that's not even the point torturing is a violation of human rights it is a violation of international laws and therefore it should not be allowed for point
and based on that then do you think that the report will result in any kind of action by the u.s. . well us what we know is that we documented the backing of the e.u. we of yemeni forces that indeed violate. laws. jews dad doesn't practice as. we should all every body accountable to start with the government of yemen and the us well to stop. treatments just stop course all the. spirit people started really the daily total detainees and to release any one of the drug again for dormant political activities at my french embassy from human rights watch thank you very much indeed for your thoughts escaping thank you. to. our french president a man you might call says he doesn't want to see a repeat in syria of the mistakes made in libya the intervention there which france
was part of is why they regarded as having field global terrorism r.t. shallot do bensky reports from paris he almost gave a suggestion that there could be uncomfortable times ahead for the two countries the u.s. and france are chaffed been historically very strong allies the historical conflicts that the u.s. and france have been involved in together particularly in libya where he actually said that the intervention of nato allies france and the u.s. alongside other nato allies in two thousand and eleven which eventually helped lead to the removal of colonel qaddafi was actually wrong a mistake and he said that he doesn't want to make the same mistake in syria. france did not participate in the war in iraq and this was right but it was a mistake to enter the war in libya what are the result of these two invasions destroyed states in which terrorist groups thrive i do not want this to happen again in syria president marcos has said that he now believes the removal of bashar
al assad which has been called for by france in the past by his predecessor. is now not an absolute priority he basically said that he's been given no evidence that there is a viable successor to ensure that syria doesn't become as what he describes a failed state as libya and he also said that the key now is to ensure that terrorism is the top priority and he calls again for it to be dealt with but. of countries coming together and he said dealing with terrorism because that is the most pressing issue in today's. national examines the.
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